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The Scientist Sept. 24, 2021

Moderna vs. Pfizer: Is There a “Best” mRNA Vaccine?

Both of the mRNA vaccines available in the US are highly effective against severe COVID-19, but recent studies suggest that Moderna’s elicits a stronger immune response and might be better at preventing breakthrough infections.

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BMJ AUG. 20, 2021

Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 covid-19 vaccines against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe covid-19 outcomes in Ontario, Canada: test negative design study

H Chung et al

Two doses of mRNA covid-19 vaccines were observed to be highly effective against symptomatic infection and severe outcomes. Vaccine effectiveness of one dose was observed …

Vaccine JULY 22, 2021

Evidence for antibody as a protective correlate for COVID-19 vaccines

KA Earle et al

A correlate of protection (CoP) is urgently needed to expedite development of additional COVID-19 vaccines to meet unprecedented global demand. To assess whether antibody …

JAMA AUG. 30, 2021

Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Response Following Vaccination With BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273

D Steensels et al

This study compares the immune responses to the BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) and mRNA-1273 (Moderna) COVID-19 vaccines in health care workers in Belgium.

JAMA Netw Open SEPT. 1, 2021

Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Response by Age Among Recipients of the BNT162b2 vs the mRNA-1273 Vaccine

NE Richards et al

This cohort study compares antibody responses in a cohort in which both BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccines were administered.

Am J Kidney Dis JAN. 1, 2021

Humoral and Cellular Responses to mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines Administered to Hemodialysis Patients

JJ Broseta et al

Immunization with mRNA vaccines generated a humoral and cellular immune response in a high proportion of patients with kidney failure receiving maintenance dialysis. Thes …

Liver Transpl AUG. 18, 2021

Antibody Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 Messenger RNA Vaccines in Liver Transplant Recipients

AT Strauss et al

Prior studies have demonstrated a decreased humoral response in solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) to SARS‐CoV‐2 mRNA vaccination (17% antibody response after dose …

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